Saturday, June 8, 2013

ASL for "When I Am Baptized"




My daughter went to the deaf school for several years, so we invited her favorite teacher to visit our primary and teach us the sign language for "When I am baptized" (You can get away with that kind of thing here in Utah) 

I made some illustrations to help our kids remember the signs and how they match up to the words in the song.  Like many other languages, ASL is phrased differently than english.  For that reason, many of the signs don't match up directly with the lyrics even though they are still communicating the same idea. So, I have put the lyrics above each picture as they line up while singing.  Beneath each picture in a light grey is the actual word for that particular sign.  I hope that makes sense.

I'm not sure how likely it is that there are a lot of other primaries out there wanting to do sign language to this particular song.  But just in case - I decided to put my drawings here on the blog.  I did the work, I might as well share it right?

I've heard that you can go to Office Max or Staples and get huge "engineer prints" for cheap.  I may try to do that so these can be poster size.



5 comments:

J Young said...

This is so awesome, thank you!

Matt said...

This is my mother's song. I enjoy seeing the creative ways that people use and teach it. Thanks for sharing this!

Dawn Barrett said...

Thx. I taught our primary to sign the chorus of IAm A Chik f of God this year. Might just learn this for fun.

Dawn Barrett said...

Thx. I taught our primary to sign the chorus of IAm A Chik f of God this year. Might just learn this for fun.

Dawn Barrett said...

Thx. I taught our primary to sign the chorus of IAm A Chik f of God this year. Might just learn this for fun.